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Occurred : 5/8/2020 20:45 (Entered as : 05/08/20 20:45)
Reported: 5/10/2020 10:39:50 AM 10:39
Posted: 6/25/2020
Location: Sedona, AZ
Shape: Light
Duration:15-20 minutes
Brilliant white light hovered over Sedona, Arizona staying motionless and soundless for about 15 minutes before blinking out.

On the evening of Friday, May 8, 2020 in Sedona, Arizona, U.S.A. at about 2045 I was alerted by my wife that a brilliant light was up in the sky. I joined her on the deck of our home and spotted a brilliant white light in the sky to the ENE approximately 20-30 degrees above the horizon. The light was brilliant, steady, and emitted no sound. It remained motionless for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

I was observing this light through binoculars and called my neighbor on the phone (who lives about a quarter mile away). He, his wife, my wife, and I all watched this object until it blinked out shortly after 2100. My neighbor's wife called a friend who lives across town near the Poco Diablo Resort and she also observed the light except that it appeared to be in the sky to her WNW near the Sedona Airport mesa. This seems to suggest that the object was airborne to the north of the Sedona Airport mesa.

My neighbor and I are both pilots. I am a private pilot and aircraft owner. My neighbor is a CFII and owner of multiple aircraft.

Venus, the planet, was clearly visible in the west, opposite from the direction in which we were observing. The light was significantly brighter and larger than the planet Venus.